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revised Does でしょう have a negative nuance?
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answered Does でしょう have a negative nuance?
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accepted Difference between 〜といい〜といい & 〜といわず〜といわず
Sep
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accepted What is the subject when time passes in a narrative (eg 1ヶ月を経る)
Sep
26
comment Choice of tense with そばから
Great answer. Thanks
Sep
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comment Choice of tense with そばから
I think this not a question about そばから but use of tenses: My guess is that it partly depends on the nature of verb itself (different verbs have nuances that make past/infinitive appropriate) and also conext: A part of a past event can be non-past tense if the writer sees it as relatively unimportant / circumstantial, with no bearing on the final result.
Sep
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Sep
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accepted When is 「だ/である」required between a noun and the quotation particle と?
Sep
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awarded  Nice Question
Sep
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comment When is 「だ/である」required between a noun and the quotation particle と?
Thanks - I will read again later but one question: In last sentence are you saying that correct gramatical sentence would be ...、お喜びを申し上げる?
Sep
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revised When is 「だ/である」required between a noun and the quotation particle と?
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revised When is 「だ/である」required between a noun and the quotation particle と?
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Sep
18
comment Meaning of ようにできる
@snailboat: I think the 〜ている form here is using the progressive form to convey a state (and is therefore consistent with the answer to the question you cite)
Sep
18
answered 「たくさん」 is technically, but not practically, a na-nominal (形容動詞) , right?
Sep
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comment Are there any rules for choosing between おお and おう?
Not being a real linguist it is difficult to give more than the above examples. I could be wrong; it may be just a matter of emphasis...looking at the NHK dictionary, this may be the case as the three words are all spelt オーイ/オオイ、オーベイ、オーハバ with differing "lines above them for emphasis"...in which case I might need to revise my answer to make this clearer (?)
Sep
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answered Are there any rules for choosing between おお and おう?
Sep
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comment How do 自他 triplets of related verbs work?
Perhaps you could add つかむ (transitive, eg holding something like a bar in your hand)/つかまえる (transitive, eg catch a thief)/つかまる (intransitive, eg to be caught/hang on to something)?; It would be nice to get a definitive answer because I struggle to remember these but in the meantime for one of your triplets: つなぐ = つなげる and is transitive; つながる is intransitive.
Sep
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revised Use of に to mark the caller of 電話がかかる
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revised Use of に to mark the caller of 電話がかかる
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answered Use of に to mark the caller of 電話がかかる